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Besties 2020: Readers can't wait for their favorites to return

Besties 2020: Readers can't wait for their favorites to return

In this time of staying at home and practicing physical distancing when we venture out, it's not a surprise that the majority of this year's Besties winners are not open right now.

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By Cynthia Laird | April 2, 2020

Vacations and weddings may be on hold, but our readers voted for their favorite dream destinations and venues for special events.

By Cynthia Laird | April 2, 2020

Once the coronavirus outbreak has eased and public health restrictions are lifted, expect lots of LGBT nonprofit organizations to actively seek funds and other resources. In the meantime, here are a few of Bay Area Reporter readers' favorites.


By Cynthia Laird | April 2, 2020

Bike shops, grocers, banks and barbershops, bookstores, car dealers and more were voted as this year's Best of the Bay by our readers.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | April 2, 2020

The people have spoken. The Bay Area Reporter is pleased to announce the 2020 winners in the Besties' Arts and Culture Categories. These are the places that bring (in your opinion) the finest highbrow entertainment the Bay Area has to offer.


By Jim Gladstone | April 2, 2020

When the lockdown finally ends and we're able to get out and about to socialize over our vittles once again, this year's Restaurant Besties will be here to help.

By Cornelius Washington | April 2, 2020

Even though we, as a nation, are going through some very trying times, the winners in these categories, voted for by Bay Area Reporter readers, should inspire you to get your freak on once social distancing becomes a thing of the past.


By Michael Flanagan | April 2, 2020

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Celebrating the past year and with an eye toward the future, let's bring on this year's Bestie-winning events.

By Jim Gladstone | April 2, 2020

What would queer San Francisco be without our nocturnal animals, the revelers and entertainers and service stars? Let's raise a glass (make it a double), to this year's Nightlife People Bestie winners.


By Michael Flanagan | April 2, 2020

With the closure of bars due to Covid-19, reading about which bars are best in the Bay Area according to our readers may be a bit like looking through the window of a candy shop when it's closed.

By Michael Yamashita | April 1, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.


By Advertising Department | February 25, 2020

'INSIDE PRIDE', the official magazine of San Francisco Pride is now accepting space reservations.

By Cynthia Laird | January 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.


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